landscape of Folegandros

Folegandros belongs to the western Cyclades. It lies 104 nautical miles away from the port of Piraeus. It can be reached by high speed boat in about 4 hours during the summer months, and by ferry, in around 7 hours, depending on how many ports it is scheduled to dock at. Once the visitors are at Karavostasis (the port of Folegandros) they will be able to feel the welcoming breeze of the island’s ambience. Moving up to the most beautiful Chora of Cyclades, you can enjoy your evening walk in the streets and squares, or even hike up to the church of Panagia to marvel a wonderful view of the island. In the night, you should not resist drinking the famous rakomelo drink on one of the many benches of Chora’s.

All over the island there are many mapped trails, still used by locals, which hiking enthusiasts can use to get to the remotest parts of the island.

beaches

For swimming, you can find beaches that preserve their natural beauty without any human intervention. Starting from Karavostassis you will find Katergo, Vardia and other small and quiet bays. Moving to the south side of the island, you can visit the most popular and protected from the strong north winds beaches. At the most easily accessible of these, Agkali, there are boats that do regular trips to the St. Nicholas and Livadaki bays.

Ano Meria

Ano Meria is a mountain village that stretches in an area of ​​one kilometer, offering panoramic views of the Aegean and surrounding islands. Contrary to the classic Greek village architecture, it does not have a central square, but has landmarks, shops and taverns all along its length. You might even have a chance to see local farmers cultivating their land the same way they did thousands of years before. Ano Meria is also known for its traditional taverns that use local products and a folklore museum that is worth visiting.

sunset at Agkali beach

 

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